Minutes of the Meeting
1. Monthly Meeting: The monthly Executive Board meeting of the
Military Marksmanship Association was held on October 18, 2000, in
the USAMU Conference Room, Building 243.
a. Board Members Present:
Lory M. Johnson, President
Phillip F. Cannella, Jr., Vice-President
Samuel W. Hunter, Treasurer
Carter Berry, Chairman, Public Affairs Committee Chairman and
MMA Times Editor
Richard D. Rebidue, Membership Committee Chairman
b. Board Members Absent:
Ken Hamill, Chairman, Historical Committee Chairman and
Laurence K. Mosely, Recording Secretary [Note: Minutes of
this meeting were recorded by the President.]
c. U. S. Army Marksmanship Unit Representatives: Robert Aylward
d. Call to Order: A quorum being present, the President
called the meeting to order at 1120 hours.
2. Treasurer's Report: Mr. Hunter discussed the Treasurer's
Report for September 2000.
3. Minutes: The minutes of the September 27th 2000, Executive
Board meeting were reviewed. Regarding paragraph 5. c. (3) of the
minutes, the Board decided that cosigning checks was not required
because the Treasurer must already have Board pre-approval for all
expenditures over $100.00. A motion was made by Mr. Berry to propose
to the general membership in the January meeting that the requirement
to cosign be deleted from the bylaws. Motion was seconded by Mr.
Canella and approved by the Board. The exact wording of the proposal
to the membership will be decided in the November 2000 Board meeting.
The minutes of the September 27th 2000 meeting were approved along
with the financial statement for the month of September 2000.
4. Unfinished Business:
a. Audit of Financial Records: Mr. Johnson reported
that he was in possession of Mr. Richard Hawkins' letter report
concerning the audit performed on the MMA financial records. Said
report will be presented to the Executive Board during the November
meeting. The audit, which reviewed the records from inception of the
Association to the present, found no substantive errors.
b. Complimentary Copies of MMA Times: Based on a
recommendation by the USAMU Commander, a lengthy discussion was held
on the merits of providing free copies of the MMA Times to selected
"Friends of the MMA and Competitive Military Shooting." The
discussion included a hasty analysis by the Treasurer of the cost of
such an action. After the discussion, the consensus was that it is
probably a good idea. Because it is an element of expense and not
everyone was in favor of the idea, the decision was made to defer
voting on the matter until the November meeting after everyone had
time to compose their thoughts. The intent is to vote on it in
November and, if approved, decide who should receive free subscriptions.
c. Food and Beverage Wrap-up From Reunion: Mr.
Canella reported that he had paid for supplies, drinks, and
miscellaneous expenses for the Reunion and had monies left over which
he would return to the Treasurer when they settled Reunion accounts.
Some beer, soda, and supplies were left over from the Reunion. The
Board approved a motion to donate the leftover beer to the Unit and
to store the soda and supplies for future use.
d. Reinvestment of Certificates of Deposit: Mr.
Johnson discussed the fact that two Board members had expressed
concern that we invest or reinvest Association funds only in
instruments that are federally insured. This was in response to
earlier speculation that perhaps the Board should look for high
return instruments. The Board agreed that federally insured
instruments must be used and instructed the Treasurer to use his own
judgment within that constraint. The Treasurer will report his
reinvestment actions to the Board.
e. Reunion Financial Wrap-up: Mr. Hunter reported
that he was still tabulating new member, membership renewal, and
other income data from the Reunion and was not yet ready to report
out on the results. He stated that he would render a full Reunion
report in the November Board meeting.
f. Email Address List in New Member Packet: After a
brief discussion, the Board decided to continue to include the Email
address list in new member packet.
5. New Business:
a. USAMU Report: Mr. Aylward reported that all
Olympians have returned and are already out on the recruiting trail.
He also observed that this time of year is crucial to the recruiting
business and much of the Unit is on the road doing that.
b. Broadening the MMA Scope: The Board discussed
the idea of expanding the scope of the MMA to include the other
services so that our actions actually match our name. The declining
population of competitive Army shooters and shooting support
personnel would seem to eventually shrink the possible membership
base to a small number; hence, the idea of expanding to include other
services. The idea met with general approval, but was not voted upon.
c. MMA Times: Mr. Berry reported that input for the
next issue of the MMA Times must be in NLT November 17, 2000.
6. Next Meeting: The next Executive Board Meeting will be
held 1100 hours on Wednesday, November 15th, at the USAMU Conference
Room, Building 243, Fort Benning, Georgia.
7. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1255 hours.
Laurence K. Mosely
October 2000 Financial Statement
Approved by the Executive Board, as corrected, on November 15, 2000.